BRIO54, a design-driven development firm, recently began construction on a prototype of their H4 design in Milford, Connecticut. The firm took the H4 through extensive planning and fine tuning in order to construct something with style and a light environmental footprint. The 2,264 square-foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home should be quite energy efficient.
BRIO54′s H4 prototype will be built with a tight envelope and R49 flooring, R26 walls, and R49 roofing. The zebra finish shown is accomplished with alternating charcoal gray and arctic white Hardie Plank lap siding (which is a bold choice, indeed).
Other planned green elements include a forced air closed-loop geothermal system, HRV and HEPA filter, humidifier, solar hot water system, tankless water heating, Energy Star appliances, WaterSense plumbing fixtures, Anderson Smart Sun windows, no-VOC paints, cabinetry made with PureBond, and bamboo flooring.
BRIO54 is publishing behind the scenes video of the entire construction process on their site. Should be fun to follow the progress. The H4 prototype is being built at 162 Hillside Avenue in Milford, Connecticut.
Rendering credits: BRIO54.